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When a plane flies, it travels through air that contains gases, liquids, and solids. This area is best described as the
a) atmosphere
b) lithosphere
c) biosphere
d) hydrosphere

Which layer is the hottest layer in the atmosphere?
a) troposphere
b) stratosphere
c) mesosphere
d) thermosphere

The layers of the atmosphere are classified according to changes in
a) altitude
b) air pressure
c) temperature
d) pollutatns

What happens to temperature as altitude increases in the mesosphere?
a) increases
b) decreases
c) stays the same
d)

In which layer do meteors burn up?
a) troposphere
b) stratosphere
c) mesosphere
d) thermosphere

Why does temperature increase as altitude increases in the stratosphere?
a) It is heated by the surface of the Earth.
b) It is heated by the ozone
c) It is heated by the stratosphere
d) It is heated by the meteroids

In which layer of the atmosphere contains the ozone layer?
a) Troposphere
b) Stratosphere
c) Mesosphere
d) Thermosphere

What does the ozone layer protect us from?
a) UV Rays
b) Meteroids
c) Planets
d) Pollution

Why does temperature decrease as altitude increases in the troposphere?
a) It is heated by the surface of the Earth.
b) It is heated by the ozone
c) It is heated by the stratosphere
d) It is heated by the meteroids

The layer of the atmosphere where weather occurs and clouds are located.
a) Troposphere
b) Stratosphere
c) Mesosphere
d) Thermosphere

How are air pressure and altitude are related?
a) As altitude increases, air pressure decreases.
b) As altitude decreases, air pressure decreases.
c) As altitude increases, air pressure increases.
d) As altitude increases, air pressure stays the same.

Which gas is the most abundant gas found in the atmosphere of Earth?
a) Nitrogen
b) Oxygen
c) Carbon Dioxide
d) Argo

Earth's atmosphere is made up of:
a) Nitrogen
b) Oxygen
c) Carbon dioxide
d) all of the above

An atmospheric layer of a specific gas provides shielding from harmful ultraviolet light from the Sun, allowing life to thrive on Earth. What gas makes up this layer?
a) Water
b) Nitrogen
c) Carbon Dioxide
d) Ozone

What happens to the density of air molecules as altitude increases?
a) Density decreases
b) Density increases
c) Density stays the same
d)

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